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Montana judge to decide on wolf hunting limits

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge said he would decide Tuesday whether to continue temporary limits he placed on wolf hunting or to restore quotas and hunting methods pending a trial over changes in the way the state estimates the size of the wolf population, which informs hunting quotas. Monday’s court hearing in Helena comes as Montana and other Republican-led states have moved in recent years to make it easier to kill the predators. Montana’s loosened wolf-hunting rules drew sharp criticism after 23 wolves from Yellowstone National Park were killed last winter, including 19 by hunters and trappers in...
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Multiple rounds of snow ahead

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the Lower Clark Fork Region through tomorrow morning at 5 AM. Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Higher amounts up to 5 inches for I-90 over Lookout Pass and Highway 93 over Evaro Hill. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the Missoula/Bitterroot Valleys-Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains...
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Montana Officials Push to Have Limit on Wolf Kills Lifted

Montana officials are urging a judge to lift wolf hunting restrictions that a lawsuit filed by several environmentalist groups brought forth in October. Earlier this month, District Court Judge Chris Abbott decided to temporarily amend the state’s recent authorization to kill 456 wolves statewide, including six wolves outside of Yellowstone.
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‘Friends of the Montana Constitution’ announced

Mae Nan Ellingson, the youngest Delegate to the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention, announced in a news release Monday the formation of Friends of the Montana Constitution, a Montana nonprofit and nonpartisan educational corporation. The news release noted Friends, led by Ellingson, has three purposes as follows: Promoting and enhancing the public’s understanding and appreciation of […] The post ‘Friends of the Montana Constitution’ announced appeared first on Daily Montanan.

Avalanche danger is 'considerable' in southwest Montana.

Dave Zinn with the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center said Monday morning that about a foot of snow has fallen over the last two days in the mountains around West Yellowstone and Cooke City, and in the Gallatin and southern Madison ranges. Avalanche danger in that region is considerable, meaning dangerous conditions with a likelihood of human-caused avalanches.

Lolo and Frenchtown Make Top 10 Snobbiest Places in Montana

When you think of "snobby," you think of a snotty heiress getting out of her Mercedes at a Hollywood premier. A person who looks down their nose at anyone who has less than they do. Someone who cares more about their "purse puppy" and Range Rover than anyone else. But when you think of Montanans, "snobby" is not really a word that comes to mind. Still, if you had to choose, what are the snobbiest towns in Montana? The folks at are back at it again, with a study on the snobbiest towns in Montana.

Montana airports pleased with start to holiday travel season

BOZEMAN, Mont — Montana airline agencies are grateful for a smooth start to the holiday travel season. We reached out to two Montana airline agencies to see the number of Thanksgiving travelers going in and out of the airports. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport had 62,000 inbound and outbound travelers.

Does Montana Rank Near The Top When It Comes To Life Expectancy?

Life is funny, when you're young, you can't wait to be older. When you're older, you wish that you were young again. I heard someone say once, that the grass is always greener on the other side until you mow it. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. However, not days we hear things like 60 is the new 50 and 30 is the new 20. Through medicine, exercise, and better nutrition, folks live longer now than ever.

3D Weather: Science of snow bands

Snow is nothing new in Montana, and recent weather events have reminded us that winter has arrived. Snowfall can occur in many ways, but one feature that is particularly interesting is snow bands. Meteorologist Mitchel Coombs explains more in the video above. Snow bands are narrow weather features dictated by...

What? ‘Yellowstone’ Rip Wheeler May Be More Montanan Than You!

We are deep into season 5 of the hit television show 'Yellowstone.' As each episode airs, we see more and more familiar faces and places from our community. Many people here in Montana auditioned for parts as extras, and if you pay close enough attention, odds are you will see someone you will see a fellow Montanan in the background. But, did you know that part of the main cast are Montanans too?

Stockman Bank donates $10K to Alluvion Health Mobile Autism Unit

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Stockman Bank donated $10,000 to help cover the cost of the Alluvion Health Mobile Autism Unit, Alluvion Health announced Monday. The Alluvion Health Mobile Autism Unit will offer autism therapeutic services to patients on the spectrum throughout North Central Montana, and it is the first of its kind in the state, a release from Alluvion Health said.